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The Crafting Bug - Giveaway

If there is one thing we are probably all familiar with, it's the craft bug. Once it bites, you don't stand a chance. You'll spend hours digging through your stash, glancing between your sewing machine and your knitting needles, eager to get started but overwhelmed with options. Once you are OFF, there will be no stopping you. One project after another... the thirst cannot be quenched!  And, of course, when you are part of a community full of artists & crafters, you get to reap the benefits of these ever-changing, always improving, unbelievable selections of amazing new products!



This week's giveaway is sponsored by Kristi of Only Prettier. Kristi offers a variety of stylish, handmade products from home decor to jewelery, hair accessories, and every stop in between.  Her goal is to make your day a little prettier, whether you are young or just young at heart, her gorgeous products are the perfect way to accessorize!





How to enter: Simply leave a comment (here or on Facebook) and tell us about one of your recent artsy/crafty adventures. Maybe it's something you've made, or something you've been thinking about making... I would love to know what you crafty wombats are up to! Please don't forget to leave an email address, if I cannot contact you then you cannot collect your prize!

Contest ends at 10:00PM on Tuesday, May 17th. Winners will be announced the morning of Wednesday, May 18th, 2011.  International entries are not being accepted at this time.

And the winner is... Amy (shoe_queen69)!  Congrats!  You have won a $25 gift certificate to use at Only Prettier.  Visit her Facebook Page or website to view her current inventory, but be prepared to make some tough decisions-- Only Prettier is NOT lacking in their gorgeous selection.

Didn't win? Never fear! Kristi has tons of stylish designs available on her website AND she takes custom orders as well!  "Like" her Facebook Page and you will be the first to hear about new products and sales!


Are you interested in sponsoring one of our giveaways and having your business listed on our site as shown above? Email me at dfwcraftshows@gmail.com for more information!

29 comments:

  1. My crafy girlfriends and I made our first batch of soap recently. Even though we didn't get the fragrance quite right we had a lot of fun trying and plan to make more in the future. We have also experimented with wood burning, knitting, crochet and jewelery making. Too many fun crafts out there to choose just one! :) Amy - shoe_queen69@yahoo.com

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  2. I've started decorating flip flops. It started as a chain-status on FB where you would post that the first 5 comments would get something hand-made from you in 2011. I racked my brain for quite a few months on what to make, and finally decided flip flops were the way to go. I have been painting them so they are customized and then wrapped the top with ribbon and added a button. In this process I have learned some of the pains that crafters go through (running out of materials, going to multiple stores because some just don't carry what you need, etc). I have a lot more respect for those who do this on a regular basis and am currently debating if I'd like to start selling my flip flops as well.

    Sheena - dramadixie@yahoo.com

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  3. Love, love, love her stuff! My 17-year old daughter loves vintage items, and these all have a vintage feel to them. My sister and I have been making some fun jewelry and accessories out of recycled items including discarded formals and jeans as well as items that go in the recycling bin. We hope to sponsor a giveaway once we have our website up and running!

    Love your site! It keeps us updated as to upcoming craft shows as well as provide some great crafting ideas! Thanks!

    katrina@ecoFashionistasJewelry.com

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  4. love your site and thanks for all you do.
    I like to scrapbook and organzie all my pictures that way. I want to go back and do my highschool pictures, but with little girls I haven't found the time for that yet!

    parkey730@hotmail.com

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  5. I've been wanting to decoupage a small child's desk for my grandkids. I plan on using pictures of animals of various kinds.
    fastkat at gmail dot com

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  6. Currently I am assisting in designing my 5 yr old's science fair board. lol But, I also have some woven headbands and some handmade cards on my to-do list.

    Like Sheena, I also owe a few handmade gifts that involve scrapbooking (but I don't want to ruin any surprises). ;)

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  7. I started making soy wax tarts for a little while. I loved doing it but couldn't really turn enough profit from it, nor did I have the proper time to devote to it. I LOVE making crafts and since losing my job, I really hope to dive back into that ASAP.

    ShanStinson(at)yahoo(dot)com

    I'd also be interested in hosting a giveaway on my blog. www.eatpraylovelive.com

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  8. I've started the 30 day photo challenge on FB. I'm trying to be really creative about it, lol. I took a photo of myself that I quite like one of the days ;)

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  9. I sew for my girls. I just made a pillowcase top with capris. Of course they were ruffled everywhere!! I love making outfits for my girls to match.
    mframe00@gmail.com

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  10. I really want to learn how to make hair accessories, especially hair clips. Its something I've been thinking about lately.

    katietamblingson at yahoo dot com

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  11. I make soy candles and all natural massage candles with essential oils. They are my best sellers and are absolutely amazing!

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  12. I've just got a new sewing machine from my dear husband, so I have a long sewing to-do list! I want to make pillow covers, table cloth for our dining room, a nice garland... a little home-makeover with fabrics :-)

    Thanks for this great giveaway! :)

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  13. Oh! and my email address... :)
    Sarit.Gabay1 @ Gmail.com

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  14. i love nature crafts and im looking forward to growing herbs this summer and making my own herbal products like tea :)_

    cyclona66 at aol dot com

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  15. Blushing w/ Envy headband is adorable. would love to wear tha! thanks
    i like to make beaded jewlerey. Its just so fun to get results!
    rory
    rfgoaliegirl@gmail.com

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  16. I just finished making a really cute pair of baby shoes for my granddaughter.

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  17. We've been playing around with other artsy craftsy stuff in what little free time we have! :) Pat found an elasticized bandanna headband/wrap thingy that we took apart to figure out how to make one for ourselves...another AHA! moment...we could make and sell these, too! Like we don't have our hands full with Book-Inz! LOL I actually picked up a package of wooden clothespins to make some cute fridge magnets...yet another AHA! moment.

    Can't remember who said it, but it went something like this:
    Put into the world what you would like in it.

    I took that to mean that i need to create what I want to see...speaking of...I really need to see about getting myself the neato burrito Curious Canvas that I want! Still haven't cleaned out my sewing room...it's not gonna happen in this lifetime! LOL

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  18. Have been making cards and envelopes; nice to get a fancy surprise in the mail :)

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  19. I a knitter, not too great at it, mostly simple things, but I want to make a hot water bottle cover. I have the bottle, and the patterns I have seen are cool. Have other projects going on of course, but this one I think would be a great gift - the bottle and cover.
    robinlscott4 at hotmail dot com

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  20. peripatetic33
    peripatetic33 at hot mail dot com
    my last crafty project was a hand made birthday card next is going to be nail polish frankening

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  21. I have been working on making a scrapbook for my nephew. It has taken me forever to finish so hopefully I get it done this summer.

    sucksoapbubbles at yahoo dot com

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  22. Mine for this summer is to redesign my room into a modern chic black and white theme

    sturberry @ gmail.com

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  23. I recently purchased a small compact camera and didn't want to buy a bulky case for it, so I instead made one with felt! I saw one on etsy and got inspired. It turned out surprisingly well, and it's a lot cuter/personalized than some generic case. I even threaded on a 'lens' for it :)
    my email address is thecalidreamer (at) gmail (dot) com. Thanks!

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  24. I just redid a dresser to be used in the kitchen for a dish storage area. It turned out super cute!

    amylynd(at)live(dot)com

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  25. My house is floor to ceiling craft stuff! I've been making candles and luxury soaps since 1999. A few years later I added jewelry, hand-made cards, tags, t-shirts and anything that I think I can sell after losing my job 3 years ago. My grandmother and mother just got me into knitting recently. And with my cute hairbows...they will be adorable for shows this fall.

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  26. I'm in a sorority, and it's custom to give handmade gifts during some events--I have more felt and puff paint than I know what to do with! I crafted a blanket and pillow with a sister's name.
    My email is paintyourxtarget (at) gmail (dot) com. Thanks!

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  27. Such cute stuff! I have been looking at a lot of street art lately and I'd really like to put up some kind of urban installation around town with a happy/inspirational/whimsical message. something small and surprising.

    arwenmoon at gmail dot com. thanks!

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  28. I have been knitting dishcloths for a friend, but I would like to start knitting socks sometime, as well!

    thecountryblossom at hotmail dot com

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  29. Love Kristi's designs! I haven't had the chance to craft much lately, but I did wrap up our 2010 scrapbook. Looking forward to getting back into by starting our 2011 album. :)

    Jessica D.
    info(at)funkyfinds(dot)com

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